Veterinary Technician Training

Endotracheal Intubation

  • Canine Intubation
  • Feline Intubation

Tick Identification

  • American Dog Ticks
  • Brown Dog Ticks
  • Deer Ticks
  • Ear Ticks
  • Gulf Coast Ticks
  • Lone Star Ticks
  • Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks
  • Western Blacklegged Ticks
  • Tick Personalities
  • Do Cats Get Ticks?
  • Do Ticks Fall From Trees?

Dental Procedures

  • History and Oral Examination
  • Patient Positioning for Dental Procedures
  • Dental Charting and Anesthetized Oral Exam
  • Scaling and Polishing

Dental Radiography

  • Introduction to Dental Radiography
  • Maxillary Radiographs in Sternal Recumbency
  • Mandibular Radiographs in Lateral Recumbency
  • Mandibular Radiographs in Dorsal Recumbency

Ultrasound Assisting

  • Intro to Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Patient Preparation
  • Restraint, Positioning, and Safety
  • Ultrasound Machine Care and Maintenance

Restraint for Common Procedures

  • Canine Restraint
  • Feline Restraint

Understanding Dental Equipment

  • The Dental Workstation
  • Identifying Hand Instruments
  • Maintenance of Dental Hand Instruments
  • Powered Dental Equipment

Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry

  • Dental Anatomy
  • Anatomical Direction
  • Gingival Landmarks
  • Function of the Teeth
  • Tooth Numbering System

Fluid Therapy (1.5 CE Credits Available)

  • Physiology and Water Balance in the Body
  • Indications for Fluid Therapy
  • Types of Fluids
  • Evaluating Hydration Status
  • Calculating Fluid Requirements
  • Setting Up and Mixing Fluid Bags
  • Routes of Administration
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Subcutaneous Fluid Therapy
  • Using Fluid Pumps

Administration of Medications (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Common Abbreviations
  • Ear Medications
  • Eye Medications
  • Oral Medications
  • Flea and Tick Medications
  • Subcutaneous Injections
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Topical Creams and Ointments
  • Intravenous Injections

Blood Collection

  • Canine Cephalic and Saphenous Veins
  • Canine Jugular Vein
  • Feline Cephalic Vein
  • Feline Femoral Vein
  • Feline Jugular Vein

Safety in the Veterinary Workplace

  • OSHA
  • Occupational Safety:Injury, MSDS and Fire Safety Plan
  • Safety in the Reception Area
  • Safety in the Exam Room
  • Safety in the Treatment Area
  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Safety in the Kennel
  • Safety in the Surgery Suite
  • Keeping Storage Areas Safe
  • Safety in the Radiology Room
  • Using and Mixing Chemicals

Surgical Assisting (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Introduction and Instrument Sterilization
  • Implementing Aseptic Technique
  • Pre-Operative Patient Preparation
  • Monitoring of the Anesthetized Patient
  • Instruments Used in Surgery
  • Suture Materials
  • Post-Operative Patient Care and Maintenance

Anesthesia Assisting (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Pre-anesthetic Phase
  • Anesthetic Induction Phase
  • Anesthetic Equipment Preparation and Patient Monitoring
  • Anesthetic Maintenance Phase and Machine Basics
  • Anesthetic Recovery Phase

Laboratory Skills 1

  • Basic Blood Collection
  • CBC-Complete Blood Count
  • Heartworm Snap Test
  • The Basic Urinalysis
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Basic Microscope Technique
  • Intestinal Parasite Identification

Laboratory Skills 2

  • Basic Cytology
  • Basic Slide Staining Techniques
  • Using a Refractometer
  • Histopathology
  • Fungi and Bacteria
  • External Parasite Identification

Diabetes Mellitus

  • Diabetes Mellitus - The Disease Process and Its Effects
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Diagnostic Testing and Stabilizing the Patient
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Preparing the Client for Home Treatment
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Dietary Considerations

Understanding Congestive Heart Failure

  • Understanding Congestive Heart Failure - Introduction
  • Understanding Congestive Heart Failure - Dilatative Cardiomyopathy
  • Understanding Congestive Heart Failure - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Understanding Congestive Heart Failure - Valvular Disease
  • Understanding Congestive Heart Failure - Prognosis

Physical Examination of a Canine Patient

  • Introduction
  • Patient Signalment, History and Subjective Observations
  • Vital Signs
  • Systems Exams

Physical Examination of a Feline Patient

  • Introduction
  • Patient Signalment, History and Subjective Observations
  • Vital Signs
  • Systems Exam

Practical Radiology

  • Introduction
  • Safety
  • The X-ray Machine and Technique Chart
  • Positioning Animals for Radiology
  • Radiology: Developing and Filing Xrays

7 Strategies for Successful Staff Members

  • Flexibility in Your Job
  • Following Instructions
  • Professional Conduct
  • Record Keeping
  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • The People Business

Urinalysis

  • Urinalysis Part One
  • Urinalysis Part Two

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